In French, a “travelling” describes a cinema technique that is translated in English as a “trackshot”. In English, “travelling” refers to the act of travel that is translated in French as “voyageant/en voyage”. Mixing the two meanings, this interactive piece offers as a cinema travelling, a voyage between the architectures of Berlin and Tel-Aviv.
The two cities have an architectural heritage that is permanently re-actualized. Tel-Aviv who is the very modern and vibrant economic capital of Israel holds more than 1,000 houses that were built in the twenties after the Bauhaus principles in a utopic movement. Berlin is the new ground for architects to express themselves with a strong experimental pattern.
In this piece, the users starts travelling from left to right, moving the mouse cursor across the screen and can go back and forth, in strips within a panoramic format. If the user lets the cursor still on a strip for few seconds, a sudden opening gives a greater view of a picture, but it remains ephemeral.
In a similar approach of coupling the cities, the user will hear two songs, representing two moments of the journey, contemplating the urban visuals.
Info & Credits
Joëlle Bitton, with a code designed by Alexis Nema
Neulich by Laub and Porque te vas by Jeanette
Performed at HKW, Berlin, for ICHIM festival, August 2004 and with David Krutten (music remix), at galerie Agnès b., Paris, for festival Tracks – Les Mondes Hors Pistes, Sept. 2007